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    The pelicans enjoyed a sunny patch while cleaning themselves. I liked the light and their movements and that they were so close to the fence - allowing a close up.
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    Nice composition of the closer than normal shot of the pelican

    Peter Essick
    National Geographic Photographer
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    Date Taken: Apr 14, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2014
    Location: Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Natalie Haldemann
    Categories: Animals, Black and White, Portraits
    Assignments: Nature in Black and White